28 March 2008 11:00 [Source: ICIS news]
The bloody protests that have roiled Tibet expose more than this society's resentment toward the Chinese government: The rioting also reveals a deep split between everyday Tibetans and the Tibetan elite who cooperate with the Chinese state to rule the region.
Citi continues leadership overhaul
Citigroupis hiring an outsider to take over its beleaguered
Street takes Fed loans in stride
Wall Street firms are tapping the Federal Reserve for direct loans, but the level of demand so far suggests they aren't desperate for funds.
Money & Investing
Memory-chip recovery could help lift Samsung Electronics
The run-up in South Korean share prices last year was a bust for Samsung Electronics. Concerns about the company's memory-chip business, traditionally its biggest source of revenue and profits, held back the electronics giant's stock, leaving it in a narrow trading range.
Stocks slide as Oracle's report raises worry about investment
The technology and financial sectors led a stock-market decline Thursday following worrisome developments at Oracle and Google, raising concerns about the broader economy that outweighed generally benign government data on gross domestic product and jobless claims.
Harvard endowment selects CEO
Barred from main road, Palestinians fear two-tiered system
Ali Abu Safia, mayor of this Palestinian village, steers his car up one potholed road, then another, finding each exit blocked by huge concrete chunks placed there by the Israeli Army. On a sleek highway 100 yards away, Israeli cars whiz by.
Tapes’ destruction hovers over detainee cases
When officers from the Central Intelligence Agency destroyed hundreds of hours of videotapes documenting harsh interrogations in 2005, they may have believed they were freeing the government and themselves from potentially serious legal trouble.
Parties differ on whom economic aid should help
When an election campaign coincides with both a crisis on Wall Street and soaring home foreclosures across the country, the traditional ideological battles over “more government” or “less government” become blurred.
Obama casts wide blame for financial crisis, proposes homeowner aid
Senator Barack Obama called Thursday for tighter regulation of mortgage lenders, banks and financial houses, even as he spoke of pumping $30bn into the economy to shield homeowners and local governments from the worst effects of the collapse of the housing bubble.
US armor forces join offensive in Baghdad against Sadr militia
US forces in armored vehicles battled Mahdi Army fighters Thursday in
The riots in Tibet two weeks ago have turned into a major challenge to China's leaders, whose decision to use military force and restrict media access has cast a shadow over hopes for an unblemished Olympics this summer.
Fed leaders ponder an expanded mission
In the past two weeks, the Federal Reserve, long the guardian of the nation's banks, has redefined its role to also become protector and overseer of Wall Street.
Hundreds more flights cancelled
American Airlines and Delta Air Lines cancelled hundreds of additional flights yesterday to continue inspecting wiring on selected planes. American canceled 132 flights, or 6 percent of its total schedule. Delta announced it would call off about 275 flights through early Friday, cutting 3% of its flight schedule.
Clinton ready to walk away from NAFTA, adviser warns
Hillary Clinton's threat to pull the US out of NAFTA is a negotiating tactic to extract changes in the trade deal, but is a threat she'll make good on if she doesn't get her way, her top economic adviser says.
Industry v birds: a battle hatches
The great blue heron is a majestic, quiet bird that rarely attracts much attention. But the heron is at the centre of a court case in
GE unit shops credit assets
General Electric is shopping Canadian assets of GE Money, which includes its near-prime alternative mortgage lending business, as it restructures its global retail, banking and consumer financing business, according to sources.
Government threatens to jail pickets
After the government of Nestor Kirchner tolerated and even justified road blockades by pickets, environmentalists and even masked, club-wielding demonstrators during his tenure, the administration of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner yesterday warned that, in order to clear the roads and restore normal food supplies, protesting farmers would be incarcerated.
Tata buys Jag & Land Rover
‘A new era of friendship’
Heralded as a “new era of friendship,” French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his supermodel wife sweep into
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